School Leadership

CDA Senior Administrators

The senior administrators of Coram Deo Academy are all committed to Christian education. Each of them have sacrificed earthly compensation for the rewards of ministry from the LORD. They are all examples of servant leadership and excellent teachers in their own right. We are blessed to have them doing so much of the unseen work so that your students and their teachers can be free to teach and learn.

PRESIDENT - Dr. James Alan Marshall, Colonel, USAF (Retired)

President of Coram Deo Academy. Coram Deo Academy is comprised of multiple campuses located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and is the largest classical Christian school in the nation, as well as the largest University Model® school.

Dr. Marshall graduated from the United States Air Force Academy with Honors and a double major in Astronautical Engineering and Mathematics. He then went on to pilot training and was selected as a first assignment instructor pilot in Phoenix, Arizona. After leading various organizations, he eventually became a U-2 pilot and served as the squadron commander of a U-2 combat flying squadron supporting operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Horn of Africa. Dr. Marshall completed his 27-year active-duty military career as the Director of Safety for Air Combat Command responsible for aircraft mishap safety investigations for combat aircraft in the U.S. Air Force. During his career, Colonel Marshall had the opportunity to visit over 40 countries including many in Europe as well as Thailand, Australia, Japan, Egypt, Vietnam, New Zealand, and Oman.

Dr. Marshall holds a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Washington and a Master’s degree in Aeronautical Sciences from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He also holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Since retiring from the Air Force, he has led a five-day classical Christian school in North Carolina to full accreditation in the Association of Classical & Christian Schools (ACCS) and has successfully led Coram Deo Academy through the same ACCS accreditation process.
Dr. Marshall and his wife Kendra have two sons, Nolan and Joshua who attend Coram Deo Academy.

CDA Board

The mission of Coram Deo Academy is to train ethical servant leaders and wise thinkers who will shape culture for the glory of God. The Board of Coram Deo Academy exists solely to extend the original mission and vision of the Academy into perpetuity through transparent, truthful and trustworthy policy governance. 

Loren Hsiao - Chair Jayme Thompson - Director
Jeff Salladin - Vice Chair Andrew Schultz - Director
*Alan Marshall - President Jeff Steib - Director
Britton Church - Treasurer *Brad Chaney - Advisor
*Suzette Crowhurst - Secretary *Sarah Colby - Advisor
Christopher Norfleet - Asst. Secretary *Stefan Crafton - Advisor
Katie Gaultney - Director Will Crocker - Director
Chip Koons - Director *Josh Patterson - Advisor
Mike McCalley - Director *David Shanahan- Advisor
*Pat WIlliford - Advisor

* These individuals have non-voting positions on the Board

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List of 13 members.

  • Photo of Megan Ben

    Ms. Megan Ben 

    Human Resources Employment Manager
  • Photo of Stacey Bunn

    Mrs. Stacey Bunn 

    HR Benefits & Compliance Mgr.
  • Photo of Samantha Davis

    Mrs. Samantha Davis 

    Director of Staff
  • Photo of Doug Hix

    Mr. Doug Hix 

    Director of Development
  • Photo of Ashley Kelly

    Mrs. Ashley Kelly 

    District Athletic Director
  • Photo of Steve Manley

    Mr. Steve Manley 

    Director of Capital Projects & Planning
  • Photo of Mandy Montoya

    Mrs. Mandy Montoya 

    Director of Finance
  • Photo of Tara Mosby

    Ms. Tara Mosby 

    Director of Marketing and Communications
  • Photo of Kathleen Perez

    Ms. Kathleen Perez 

    Director of College Guidance & Academic Engagement and Dallas College Guidance
  • Photo of Teri Praslicka

    Mrs. Teri Praslicka 

    District Nurse Manager
  • Photo of Barbara Rogers

    Mrs. Barbara Rogers 

    Director of Admissions
  • Photo of Jennifer Southerland

    Mrs. Jennifer Southerland 

    Director of Grammar & Logic Curriculum
  • Photo of Robert Terry

    Mr. Robert Terry 

    VP of Academic Affairs


List of 6 members.

  • Photo of Polly Dwyer

    Mrs. Polly Dwyer 

    FM Campus Administrator & RS Principal
  • Photo of Yvette Cavender

    Mrs. Yvette Cavender 

    FM GS Principal
  • Photo of Kristan Williams

    Mrs. Kristan Williams 

    LS Principal
  • Photo of Matt Holland

    Mr. Matt Holland 

    Dean of Students; RS Theology - FM
  • Photo of Sean Riley

    Mr. Sean Riley 

    Campus Athletic Director & Football Program Director
  • Photo of Tegan Thacker

    Mrs. Tegan Thacker 

    Campus College Coordinator - FM


List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Jon Jordan

    Rev. Jon Jordan 

    Dallas Campus Administrator, LS/RS Principal
  • Photo of Michele Howard

    Mrs. Michele Howard 

    GS Principal
  • Photo of Drew Lott

    Mr. Drew Lott 

    Campus Athletic Director


List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Robert Armstrong

    Dr. Robert Armstrong 

    CC Campus Administrator & 7-12 Principal
  • Photo of Stephanie Garland

    Mrs. Stephanie Garland 

    PreK-6 Principal
  • Photo of Jason Stults

    Mr. Jason Stults 

    College Guidance; RS History - CC
  • Photo of Joshua Nokes

    Mr. Joshua Nokes 

    Campus Athletic Director & Football & Softball Program Director
  • Photo of Nathan Hudler

    Mr. Nathan Hudler 

    Dean of Students, RS Science - CC


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